Carbon Offsets Oversight Committee

Purpose: 

As you may know, the university will need carbon offsets to meet its climate goals. A carbon offsets working group, led by Dean Takahashi, will manage and implement the offsets program. The president’s committee will govern the work of this group, ensuring Yale obtains reasonable-quality offsets as economically as possible and in sufficient quantity to reach its carbon neutrality goals. The committee will approve investment guidelines as well as individual purchases (after due diligence performed by Dean’s working group). The committee’s approval will serve as a formal recommendation to the appropriate university official to execute the relevant agreement(s) on behalf of the university.

Chair: Steve Murphy

Committee Members:

  • David Bercovici 
  • Amy Chivetta
  • Matt Kotchen
  • Timothy Pavlis